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Dewey Terry is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. In the 1950s, as one half of the hit-making duo Don And Dewey, he will become a rock'n'roll pioneer.
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Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys is the studios producing an album for South African group The Flame (aka The Flames), whose bass player Ricky Fataar and singer/guitarist B londie Chaplin will subsequently join The Beach Boys.
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Proto-punk band The London SS is rehearsing in London, UK, with a line-up that includes future members of The Clash, The Damned and Generation X.
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The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg with two performances at the Expo Hall, Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama.
When The Sex Pistols and The Slits play at The Roxy, Covent Garden, London, UK, members of heavy metal band Iron Maiden attend the show.
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Joe Strummer and Topper Headon of The Clash are fined
The Jam, led by Paul Weller, play at the Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks is removed from British record stores under the 1889 Indecent Advertisements Act.
The Boomtown Rats play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK, supported by The Young Ones. The support band will not last long, but one member, Paul 'Wix' Wickens, will go on to a lengthy career as MD in Paul McCartney's band.
Sid Vicious, formerly bassist of the Sex Pistols, plays the first of several gigs at Max’s Kansas City, New York City, USA. His backing band includes former New York Dolls Jerry Nolan and Arthur Kane, and Clash member Mick Jones.
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The Boomtown Rats release a new single, I Don't Like Mondays, in the UK.
The Ramones play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Iggy Pop plays at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart make brief cameo appearances in rock movie Breaking Glass, which opens in the UK on this day, starring Hazel O'Connor as punk singer Kate. Zoot Money and Gary Holton have featured roles in the film.
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Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran.
UK punk band The Boys release their fourth and last album, Boys Only.
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Rock movie Breaking Glass opens in the USA, starring Hazel O'Connor as punk singer Kate. Zoot Money and Gary Holton have featured roles in the film, while Rod Stewart and Paul McCartney are seen in brief cameos.
Adam And The Ants play the second of three nights at the Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils play at The Lucky Lion, Concord, California, USA.
The Jamaica World Music Festival begins in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean. Acts over the next three-days include Peter Tosh, Rick James, The Clash, The Grateful Dead, Aretha Franklin and, in their final show before disbanding, Squeeze.
The legendary Max's Kansas City club in New York City is closed down.
The Desocrators, Disease and Insult play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
English Dogs and Avoid play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
American rock critic Chuck Eddy serves a $500,000 lawsuit on the Beastie Boys for 'commercial appropriation of his image'. They had thrown a bucket of water over him while he slept, then used the image in a video.
Deborah Harry (aka Blondie) plays the first of two nights at The Enmore Theatre, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Timberwolf Amphitheater, King's Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with The Ramones and Tom Tom Club.
[spunge], Farse and Spankboy play at The Reading Rooms, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
On their American Idiot tour, Green Day play at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK.
Lou Reed plays at The Concert House, Stavanger, Norway, Europe.
Lou Reed plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK.
Sleater-Kinney play at The Avalon, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
David Byrne, with The Tosca Strings and The Extra Action Marching Band, plays at Humphrey's Concerts by The Bay, San Diego, California, USA.
David Byrne, Pink Martini and The Brooklyn Steppers play at The Summerstage, Central Park, New York City, USA.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at The Save Mart Arena, Fresno, California, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, Michigan, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Gomez, LCD Soundsystem, Miike Snow, Peaches, Pearl Jam, The BellRays and The Big Pink play on the last of three days of the Optimus Alive 2010 festival, Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras, Portugal, Europe.
Barry Manilow performs his 1,000th Las Vegas show, ending his seven-year run at the Las Vegas Hilton and the Paris Resort.
It is reported that Avril Lavigne's 12,184 square-foot mansion in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA, is to be bought for $8.5m by Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul. The property was originally listed for $9.5m after Lavigne split from her husband Deryck Whibley of Sum 41.
It is announced that Ne-Yo has moved from Def Jam to Motown Records for the release of his fifth album, and the singer-songwriter has also been appointed as Motown's senior VP of A+R.
During a brief tour of the United States, Radiohead play at The Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Justin Bieber plays at The FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Ty Segall plays at De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium, Europe.
Elvis Costello plays at Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
The Vice release their Black Dog is Dead EP in the UK.
Girlpool and Alex G play at Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Rats On Rafts release a new LP, Tape Hiss, on Kurious Recordings in Europe.
On their From The Cradle To The Grave tour, Squeeze play at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, with their 'very special guest' Dr John Cooper Clarke.
It is revealed that, just two days after the election of Donald Trump as President Of The USA, the song It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) by R.E.M. achieves a 435% sales increase to 3,000 sold, and a 312 percent streaming increase to 601,000. Also scoring significant increases in the immediate wake of the election are American Idiot by Green Day, FDT (F*ck Donald Trump) by YG feat. Nipsey Hussle, You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones, Up Like Trump by Rae Sremmurd, Donald Trump by Mac Miller and, inevitably, God Bless America by Lee Greenwood.
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On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois, USA.